Like all Pokémon games, these games include a rival. Despite being remakes of Pokémon Yellow, this rival is not Blue but rather a brand new character who is less confrontation

Encounter 1: Pallet Town

Location: Pallet Town

The first encounter with your rival is when you start the game. He'll immediately barge into your house excited to see his first Pokémon and suggesats you go to Professor Oak's Lab. After capturing your Partner Pokémon, he will be at the lab to get his first Pokémon as the ball opens and showcases itself as your partner

Encounter 2: Pallet Town

Location: Pallet Town

When you return to Pallet Town with a parcel for Professor Oak, you will meet your partner again. This time, he'll tell you that you do more with Pokémon than just catch them and he will challenge you to a battle. He has the starter from the other version of the game to yours

Pokémon Trainer Rival Eevee
Battle Type

Items
Level 6

Attacks:
Tackle
Growl

Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon Trainer Rival Pikachu
Battle Type

Items
Level 6

Attacks:
Thunder Shock
Growl

Let's Go, Eevee!
Encounter 3: Route 22

Location: Route 22

When you go to Route 22 straight away, you'll encounter your rival. He'll tell you about the Pokémon League and mention how he wasn't let past because he doesn't have any Gym Badges. He'll battle you again to test his strength.

Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeyEevee
Battle Type

Items
Level 3Level 7


Attacks:
Tackle
Sand Attack

Attacks:
Tackle
Quick Attack

Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeyPikachu
Battle Type

Items
Level 3Level 7


Attacks:
Tackle
Sand Attack

Attacks:
Thunder Shock
Quick Attack

Let's Go, Eevee!
Encounter 4: Pewter City

Location: Pewter City

When you enter Pewter City, you'll bump into the rival once again. He will tell you about the Pokémon Gym and that it's run by a strong Gym Leader, claiming you need to battle them to get stronger. In a way to cheer you on, he gives you 5 Potions.

Encounter 5: Cerulean City

Location: Cerulean City

When you go up to Route 24 from Cerulean City, you'll meet your rival again. He'll run down shocked and instantly challenge you to a battle. When defeated, he'll explain that he was stunned because he found a talking Pokémon in the house of a Pokémon Fanatic and advises you not to go there.

Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeyOddishEevee
Battle Type

Items
Level 12Level 12Level 13



Attacks:
Quick Attack
Sand Attack
Gust
Attacks:
Absorb
Acid
Poison Powder
Attacks:
Quick Attack
Tail Whip
Double Kick
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeyOddishPikachu
Battle Type

Items
Level 12Level 12Level 13



Attacks:
Quick Attack
Sand Attack
Gust
Attacks:
Absorb
Acid
Poison Powder
Attacks:
Thunder Shock
Double Team
Quick Attack
Let's Go, Eevee!
Encounter 6: Route 5

Location: Route 5

After helping Bill in Route 25 transform himself back from being a Pokémon, you'll encounter the rival by the south exit to Saffron City. He'll mention that you can't pass through the gate and that you can take the Underground Path to Vermilion City. He'll give you a Revive he found in your hair as well as 2 additional Revives. He'll then notice you have a pair of S.S. Tickets and you give him one. He's then shocked it came from the talking Pokémon and will run ahead to Vermilion City.

Encounter 7: S.S. Anne

Location: S.S. Anne

When entering the S.S. Anne, you'll bump into your Rival and Blue. Your rival will be excited that there are lots of Trainers to battle and will rush ahead in the boat. You'll then encounter him by the Captain's quarters where he mentions that he's seasick but can teach you a Secret Technique, but then decides to take a look to see how your Pokémon are doing by battling you.

Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeottoOddishEevee
Battle Type

Items
Level 20Level 20Level 21



Attacks:
Quick Attack
Sand Attack
Wing Attack
Attacks:
Razor Leaf
Acid
Sleep Powder
Attacks:
Double Kick
Quick Attack
Bite
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeottoOddishPikachu
Battle Type

Items
Level 20Level 20Level 21



Attacks:
Quick Attack
Sand Attack
Wing Attack
Attacks:
Razor Leaf
Acid
Sleep Powder
Attacks:
Thunder Shock
Quick Attack
Double Kick
Let's Go, Eevee!
Encounter 8: Route 2

Location: Route 2

After beating Vermilion Gym, Misty motions you go back through Diglett's Cave. When you do and reach a house in Route 2, after you learn Light Up your rival will appear and offer to take you to Rock Tunnel, a cave he says requires Light Up.

Encounter 9: Pokémon Tower

Location: Pokémon Tower

When you reach the Pokémon Tower, you'll encounter your rival again. He asks, shocked, if your Pokémon are dead, querying why you are there. To make sure, he challenges you to another battle but this time his Starter Pokémon has evolved into either Jolteon or Raichu. After battling him, he'll mention how you both scared off a Cubone that is in there searching for its mother.

Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeottoGloomJolteon
Battle Type

Items
Level 27Level 27Level 28



Attacks:
Quick Attack
Wing Attack
Sand Attack
Attacks:
Razor Leaf
Sleep Powder
Acid
Attacks:
Thunder Shock
Quick Attack
Pin Missile
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeottoGloomRaichu
Battle Type

Items
Level 27Level 27Level 28



Attacks:
Quick Attack
Wing Attack
Sand Attack
Attacks:
Razor Leaf
Sleep Powder
Acid
Attacks:
Thunder Shock
Quick Attack
Thunder Punch
Let's Go, Eevee!
Encounter 10: Pokémon Tower

Location: Pokémon Tower

After defeating Team Rocket in Celadon City and gaining the Silph Scope, you can return to the Pokémon Tower and you'll find your rival talking about the Cubone and how it lost its mother to Team Rocket. He decides to help find the Cubone after it got rescued from Team Rocket. When your rival spots you, he insists you come with him into the Pokémon Tower and is stunned when the ghosts turn out to be Pokémon.

When the big ghost arrives your rival is scared but when it turns into the ghost of Marowak with the Silph Scope, your rival helps to comfort the Cubone

Encounter 11: Silph Co.

Location: Silph Co.

After defeating Team Rocket in Celadon City and Pokémon Tower, you can enter Silph Co. when there, your rival will appear, as will Blue. Blue will come up with a plan and suggest that your rival helps you through Team Rocket in Silph Co.

Later in Silph Co., you'll encounter your rival again when you encounter Archer. He'll join you in a Multi Battle where it shows that he has adopted the Cubone from Pokémon Tower as one of his Pokémon.

Pokémon Trainer Rival CubonePidgeotGloomJolteon
Battle Type

Items
Level 36Level 36Level 36Level 37




Attacks:
Focus Energy
Bonemerang
Headbutt
Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Slash
Sand Attack
Roost
Attacks:
Razor Leaf
Toxic
Acid
Attacks:
Thunder Shock
Quick Attack
Pin Missile
Double Kick
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon Trainer Rival CubonePidgeotGloomRaichu
Battle Type

Items
Level 36Level 36Level 36Level 37




Attacks:
Focus Energy
Bonemerang
Headbutt
Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Slash
Sand Attack
Roost
Attacks:
Razor Leaf
Toxic
Acid
Attacks:
Thunder Shock
Quick Attack
Thunder Punch
Slam
Let's Go, Eevee!

Later in Silph Co., you'll meet your rival again when Archer tries to stop you again. Your rival will stall Archer so you can go ahead and stop Giovanni once and for all.


Encounter 12: Cinnabar Island

Location: Cinnabar Island

After beating Blaine in Cinnabar Island, you'll next encounter your rival outside of the gym. He congratulates you on your victory and then states that the next Gym is in Viridian City but it was closed last he checked.

Encounter 13: Viridian City / Pallet Town

Location: Viridian City / Pallet Town

Get to Viridian City's gym and you'll find your rival trying to open the doors of the Gym with no luck. He asks who we should go to for help and, when you select Professor Oak, will take you to Pallet Town to talk to the Professor. After speaking to Blue and the Professor, where your rival insists it was all your work, you and your rival receive the Key Stones to allow for Mega Evolution.

Encounter 14: Route 22

Location: Route 22

When heading to the Pokémon League, when you get to Route 22 your rival will stop you once again saying that he has all 8 badges and also intends to take on the league. he once again challenges you. When he loses, he says how he always felt he needed to look after you but that things have changed ans you have more skill. He goes on ahead to the league.

Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeotVileplumeMarowakJolteon
Battle Type

Items
Level 50Level 50Level 50Level 51




Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Slash
Sand Attack
Roost
Attacks:
Petal Dance
Toxic
Acid
Attacks:
Focus Energy
Bonemerang
Thrash
Swords Dance
Attacks:
Thunder
Quick Attack
Pin Missile
Double Kick
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon Trainer Rival PidgeotVileplumeMarowakRaichu
Battle Type

Items
Level 50Level 50Level 50Level 51




Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Slash
Sand Attack
Roost
Attacks:
Petal Dance
Toxic
Acid
Attacks:
Focus Energy
Bonemerang
Thrash
Swords Dance
Attacks:
Thunder
Quick Attack
Thunder Punch
Slam
Let's Go, Eevee!
Encounter 15: Pokémon League

After beating the Elite Four, you get told that you have to battle one more trainer as Professor Oak comes in. However, this trainer is not Professor Oak but is in fact your rival who managed to beat the Elite Four before you. He has a unique trump card in that his Pidgeot Mega Evolves.

Champion Rival PidgeotVileplumeMarowakRapidashSlowbroJolteon
Battle Type

Items
Level 56Level 56Level 56Level 56Level 56Level 57






Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Slash
Heat Wave
Attacks:
Solar Beam
Reflect
Sludge Bomb
Attacks:
Fire Punch
Bonemerang
Brick Break
Attacks:
Flare Blitz
Quick Attack
Poison Jab
Attacks:
Psychic
Surf
Light Screen
Attacks:
Thunder
Quick Attack
Pin Missile
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Champion Rival PidgeotVileplumeMarowakRapidashSlowbroRaichu
Battle Type

Items
Level 56Level 56Level 56Level 56Level 56Level 57






Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Slash
Heat Wave
Attacks:
Solar Beam
Reflect
Sludge Bomb
Attacks:
Fire Punch
Bonemerang
Brick Break
Attacks:
Flare Blitz
Quick Attack
Poison Jab
Attacks:
Psychic
Surf
Light Screen
Attacks:
Thunder
Quick Attack
Iron Tail
Let's Go, Eevee!
Encounter 16: Pallet Town

Location: Pallet Town

After beating him at the league, you'll encounter the Rival once more in your house, He will inform you of a mysterious Pokémon that was spotted by Cerulean City and recommends you go there to check it out..

Encounter 17: Cerulean Cave

Location: Cerulean Cave

After catching Mewtwo in Cerulean Cave, you'll encounter your rival again. Your rival is disheartened that you got the Pokémon before both him and a mysterious girl. He tells you that the girl is a strong trainer who was looking for the Pokémon and says you should head back in to find her..

Encounter 18: Pokémon League

From here on, you will encounter your rival at the end of the Pokémon League each time you challenge it, this time with a stronger team.

Champion Rival PidgeotVileplumeMarowakRapidashSlowbroJolteon
Battle Type

Items
Level 66Level 66Level 66Level 66Level 66Level 67






Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Slash
Heat Wave
U-turn
Attacks:
Solar Beam
Reflect
Sludge Bomb
Dazzling Gleam
Attacks:
Brick Break
Earthquake
Fire Punch
Thunder Punch
Attacks:
Flare Blitz
Quick Attack
Poison Jab
Drill Run
Attacks:
Psychic
Surf
Blizzard
Light Screen
Attacks:
Thunder
Quick Attack
Pin Missile
Shadow Ball
Let's Go, Pikachu!

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Champion Rival PidgeotVileplumeMarowakRapidashSlowbroRaichu
Battle Type

Items
Level 66Level 66Level 66Level 66Level 66Level 67






Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Slash
Heat Wave
U-turn
Attacks:
Solar Beam
Reflect
Sludge Bomb
Dazzling Gleam
Attacks:
Brick Break
Earthquake
Fire Punch
Thunder Punch
Attacks:
Flare Blitz
Quick Attack
Poison Jab
Drill Run
Attacks:
Psychic
Surf
Blizzard
Light Screen
Attacks:
Brick Break
Quick Attack
Thunder
Iron Tail
Let's Go, Eevee!
 
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